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APROC 2018
 
Latest update: March 2018
 
The 2018 edition of exercise Air Centric Personal Recovery Operative Course (APROC) will be held at Gilze-Rijen. APROC starts at May 23 and will end at June 6. The first days will be spend in class with flying, one daily mission, from May 28.

APROC succeeds exercise Combined Joint Personnel Recovery Standardization Course (CJPRSC) with the annual exercise rotation between NATO countries.
 
"Expected" Participants APROC 2018
 
Country: Aircraft: No. aircraft Squadron / Wing: Airbase: Comments:
Belgium A109HA 1 17 squadron Beauvechain  
France E-3F 1 EDCA 036 Avord Ops. from homebase
  EC725 'Caracal' 1 EH 01.067 Cazaux  
  AS555AN 2 EH 05.067 Orange  
  NH90-TTH 1 1 RHC Phalsbourg  
Germany To Be Confirmed        
Italy EF-2000 3 36° Stormo Gioia del Colle  
  G550CAEW 1 71° Gruppo / 14° Stormo Pratica di Mare   
  HH-101A 1 15° Stormo Cervia  
  EH-101A 1 1° Grupelicot Luni-La Spezia  
  HH-139A 2 15° Stormo Cervia  
NATO E-3A 1 NAEW&CF Geilenkirchen Ops. from homebase
Netherlands CH-47D/F 2 298 squadron Gilze-Rijen  
  AH-64D 4 301 squadron Gilze-Rijen  
  AS532U2 1 300 squadron Gilze-Rijen  
  F-16AM 2 312 squadron Volkel Ops. from homebase
Poland Mi-24V 2 56. BLT Inowroclaw  
Spain AS332B 2 803 Esc Madrid / Cuatro Vientos  
Sweden 1 x Hkp.16A 1 2.Hkpskv Linköping/Malmen  
United Kingdom Merlin HC.4 3 846 NAS RNAS Yeovilton  
  Puma HC.2 2 33 squadron RAF Benson  
           
Total   34
Gilze-Rijen   30
 
Comment(s):

A French Air Force E-3F will operate from its homebase Avord.
 
APROC 2018 -->> participants reference photos
 
 
17 squadron A109HA Beauvechain 2012. EH 01.067 EC725 CJPRSC Florennes '14.  36° Stormo EF-2000 Volkel 2014. 
     
     
14° Stormo G550CAEW   15° Stormo Kecskemet Air Show 2013.  298 squadron CH-47F Fort Honswijk '17.
     
     
 300 squadron AS532 Ginkelse heide '17.   301 squadron Ginkelse heide 2017.   312 squadron F-16AM Volkel 2010. 
     
 
 56 BLT Mi-24V Inowroclaw 2012.  Merlin HC.3 Schiphol 2017.  33 squadron Puma HC.1 Volkel 2009 
 
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